Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Parlez-Vous Francais?

It means "Do you speak french?" Well I dont, but that is the current "fever" at my home.

You see, my son, has been selected by his school for an immersion in France this December in preparation for the YOG twinning programme. And he is so excited about it.

Though we have already booked our family year-end vacation, this trip organised by the scchool doesnt clash with it, and we have decided to let him go.

As part of the preparation for the trip, he is trying to learn a few french phrases so that he wouldnt be so lost when he goes there. So far he knows:

*"Bonjour" which means "hello" or "good morning/ afternoon"
* "merci" - thank you,
* "oui" - yes
* "non" - no
* "Bon Appetit! and
* "Steak frites" - a dish that he has decided he will order when they bring him out to the restaurants (knowing how fussy he is with his food!!)

A slow start, but at least he is enthusiastic about learning the language!

Now I must teach him to "faire la bise" (kiss cheeks) when he meets some cute french chicks! ;D *wink, wink!*


iml said...

It's going to be so exciting for him.

Stardust said...

Hey, that's so exciting to hear!! WOW!

Meanwhile, do prepare masks and etc for him, should do him good. ;)

stay-at-home mum said...

Oui! Its going to be so exciting for him!!

JoMel said...

oh wow! What an experience that would be. Make sure trips to the museums are in the itinerary! :)